Neighborhood Spotlight: Silver Beach

This weeks neighborhood spotlight is about the gorgeous Silver Beach neighborhood. Located on Lake Whatcom on the eastern edge of the city, this neighborhood is filled with beautiful homes. The vast majority of homes are single family, due to the smaller plots of land that don’t accommodate large apartment buildings. You’ll have plenty of personal space living in the area, as it is one of Bellingham’s less populated areas. Roughly 3,300 residents call the Silver Beach home. The neighborhood includes several miles of lakefront on Lake Whatcom, and also boating access to the lake through Bloedel-Donovan Park. If beautiful views and a stunning lakefront is your cup of tea, then living in Silver Beach could be right for you.

Bloedel-Donovan Silver Beach

Silver Beach Activities

When it comes to activities, this neighborhood is anything but lacking in fun things to do. Its main draw is the popular Bloedel-Donovan Park. Bloedel-Donovan has both land and aquatic activities, with a basketball court, playground, boat launch, and a swimming area. It even has a multipurpose building that includes a preschool and gymnasium. If you’re looking to relax, Big Rock Garden is the place to go. Boasting 39 different sculptures made by different artists as well as beautiful plants and trees, Big Rock Garden is the perfect location or people who just want to take a relaxing walk with nature.

Big Rock Garden

Silver Beach Schools

The Silver Beach neighborhood provides a quality education for all of its kids. All elementary schoolers living in the neighborhood attend Silver Beach Elementary (shocker, I know). Once reaching middle school however, students are split into two schools. Most students attend Whatcom Middle School. The small portion of students living in the southwest corner of the neighborhood will attend Kulshan Middle School. Once reaching high school, the Whatcom students will attend Squalicum High School while the Kulshan kids will attend Bellingham High School.   

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